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Board Elects Officers and New Trustees
Posted 09/06/2016 12:31PM

Board Elects Officers and New Trustees

June 2016

At its annual meeting on June 6, 2016, the Packer Board of Trustees elected six new trustees, each to a three-year term.

Jamillah Hoy-Rosas '94
Jamillah Hoy-Rosas '94 is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who currently works as the director of health coaching and clinical partnerships at City Health Works. Jamillah serves as the Chair of the Packer Parent Association's Diversity Committee and is active on the Community Service Committee. She serves as the chair of the missions committee at her church, where she has also run a girl scout troop for the past six years. She is married to Jason Rosas '94 and their children are in 2nd and 7th Grades.

Lisa Lambert
Lisa Lambert has been a Packer parent since 2010 and has children in the 7th and 4th Grades. Lisa joins the Board this year as President of the Parent Association. She has served as PA Programs Chair and led the Community Service Committee. Lisa is also an active volunteer outside of Packer, serving various community organizations. She previously worked at American Express as director of securitization funding.

Hillary Ripley
Hillary has been a Packer parent since 2010 and has a daughter in the 11th Grade. She is a vice president at IFM Investors, LLC, an infrastructure investment firm, where she focuses on business development in North America. Prior to joining IFM in 2012, Hillary worked in private equity and capital markets for 22 years. She also volunteers her investment management expertise at Old First Reformed Church in Park Slope and has served as Technology Chair for Packer's Parent Association.

Evan Roth
Evan co-founded and is a managing partner of BBR Partners. Evan graduated from the Wharton School and holds an additional degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. Evan is the treasurer of both the Gotham chapter and the Northeast Region of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO); the development chair of the Jewish Community Project; a life trustee of the Kentuckians of New York; and is actively involved with the Mary Byron Foundation and Bancroft NeuroHealth. Evan is a co-host of the business podcast "Breaking the Mold" and resides in Tribeca with his wife and three children, who are in the 4th and 2nd Grades.

Mimi Somerby
Mimi has been a Packer parent since 2004 and has children in the 10th and 12th Grades. She is the co-owner of a design/build firm in Brooklyn with her husband, Richard. As an active member of the Parent Association, Mimi has co-chaired the Winter Skate Party, served as a Class Rep, and sat on the Food Committee. She also served on the Strategic Planning Task Force for Buildings and Grounds. Mimi has been a member of several non-profits including the advisory board at Grace Church School in Brooklyn.

Demetrios Yatrakis '01
Demetrios is a partner and co-founder at Lonicera Partners, a real estate development company. He is also an associate at Granite International Management. Mr. Yatrakis received both his BA and MBA from Columbia University. Demetrios is the chair of the Atlantic Avenue BID as well as a member of the Columbia College Capital Campaign Steering Committee. Previously, Demetrios was the director of Soccer Without, a member of the Prospect Park Development Committee, and a member of Brooklyn Community Foundation's Brooklyn Now Board.


Four trustees were re-elected: Stacy Blain P'18, P'21, P'25, Paul Burke, Steve Fineman P'20, P'22, P'29, and Ronan Harty P'15, P'17, P'20.

Officers for 2016-2017 will be: Deborah Juantorena P'19, Chair; Anne Kimball '55 IVAc, Vice Chair; Karen Tayeh P'09, P'17, Secretary; Karen Snow P'21, P'25, Treasurer; Anthony Guarna P'18, P'20, Officer. Stepping down are LisaMarie Casey P'16, P'17, Melissa Glass P'16, Andrej Rojek P'01, P'08, and Lilla Smith '78 P'19.


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